TranquilPET, Animal Healing & Wellness Center, offers a support system for your dog - swimming your dog in a warm water pool, specializing elderly, arthritic, overweight, pre/post surgical dogs. Also swim for fun and fitness; offer swim lessons to help some breed of dogs get over their fear of swimming (not being able to touch ground).
TranquilPET, a wellness center for your dog's body, mind and spirit.
Swimming is the perfect exercise for all dogs young or old. It provides a non-weight bearing activity that avoids all the stresses and strains of exercising on hard ground.
*Any dog suffering from the conditions below will benefit from a controlled swimming activity. Swimming will help to strengthen muscles without risking further injury. Veterinary Approval Form
Warm water swimming has been proven to be beneficial for numerous conditions:
- Relief of pain, swelling, arthritis, and stiffness
- Obesity and weight management
- Improvement of circulation and joint mobility
- Great for general fitness and for when normal exercise is restricted
- Good conditioning for agility, racing and working dogs
- Hip and elbow dysplasia*
- Spinal injuries and paralysis*
- Cruciate ligament problems*
- Post-operative muscle regeneration and maintenance*
- Sprains and breaks
- Swimming just for fun!
Warm water swimming may be perfect for:
- Loosening up tight muscles
- Increasing circulation
- Decreasing swelling
- Increasing endurance
- Increasing flexibility
- Increasing range of motion
- Increasing balance and coordination
- Increases body awareness
- Increasing muscle strength
- Relaxing and therapeutic to the soul
- Building confidence and having fun!
- Your aging pet will benefit from the soothing effect of the warm water while it improves circulation and encourages increased mobility in sore, stiff, and arthritic joints
- Your overweight pet will engage in an aerobic activity that provides a non-weight bearing activity which avoids all the stresses and strains of exercising on hard ground
- For post-operative dogs, swimming removes the weight loading on the injured limb and will enable the gradual rebuilding of wasted muscle. It reduces the pain and can accelerate recovery after surgery.*
According to Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, a five minute swim is the equivalent of walking five miles, so water therapy is a good way to exercise your dog. The swimming action benefits the dog's heart and lungs because the weight of the water requires your dog to put forth more effort to breathe.
*Please be aware that my first concern is the health and well being of your pet. Therefore, if your pet is currently under your vet's care, I require your vet's written approval.